FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HERE'S WHAT EVERYONE WILL GET!
-Swag Bag w/goodies, Program, Name Badge, Drink Ticket
-Admission to our Red Carpet Cocktail Hour and Welcome Party
-Admission To All The Seminars
-Celebrity Look Alike 101- Booklet
-Entrance to both Showcase Days
-Promotional place on table to display your promotional material
-Entrance to Hospitality Suite Every Night
-Admission to The Sunburst Awards Banquet
-Eligibility for any and all Awards
-Introduction to every Professional Celebrity Tribute Artist in attendance.
-Introduction to dozens of Professional Talent Buyers
-Invitation to join us for dinner at Downtown Disney that Sunday Night.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
should I Attend Sunburst?
This is a CONFERENCE
for YOU! You can get booked directly by the attending agents,
producers and other talent buyers. There are a lot of attendees
at Sunburst who don't know who you are. Make sure they do!
not a Celebrity Impersonator or Look A Like, but I am an
entertainer. Can I still attend this convention?
Yes and no. You cannot
showcase your talent, but you can attend the showcases as a
spectator. However, understand that the talent agents
attending are ONLY accepting business cards and promo from registered
attendees. DJ's and other entertainers are welcomed, but this
is a convention for Look Alikes. Other entertainers are not to
promote themselves. It would be the same if a Juggler showed up
at a Magician's convention.
outside of the United States. Is it worth it for me to attend
The Sunburst Convention?
and No. If you are looking to have a great time, become a
better performer, learn things you did know know before and meet lots
of great people, then YES. By all means come. However,
all of our talent buyers come from the US and rarely (not never, but
rarely) book entertainers from outside of the US. So if you are
outside of the US with the sole purpose of getting bookings in the
US, you may be disappointed.
the purpose of The Sunburst Convention?
The purpose of this
convention is three fold. One: To showcase your talent to
agents, talent buyers and producers from all over the country.
Two: To have fun with many others in this rather unique industry.
Three: To meet others, learn a lot and network, network, network.
registration, your plane fare, your hotel stay, money you spend while
you are here.....everything! It's an investment in your
career. You probably spend lots of money to mail out your
promotional material and hope the agents will call you. Meet
them in person and let them know who you are!
Entertainers REALLY get work from Sunburst?
YES, YES, YES!
Almost all of the professional entertainers who attend Sunburst get
more than enough work to pay for the cost of
attending. Ask for references from those who have
attended in the past. However, it is understandable that we
cannot guarantee loads of work for every attendee.
"You should not just showcase and leave." You HAVE to
MEET the talent buyers, hang around & get to know them
personally. Work the convention! Ask for THEIR business
card. Drop a note later. FOLLOW UP. It's for the
benefit of the entertainer AND the agents. EVERYONE will
benefit by attending. New comers and pro's alike. There
is always something new to learn and someone new to meet.
Always. PLUS...it's all tax deductable.
just getting started in the business. Will I be allowed to showcase?
YES, if you register
to showcase!! BUT, if you are not ready, we have a
"showcase only" ticket. COME ON IN! You will
learn a lot! Agents are looking for experienced talent as well,
but we want to see what you do. Many Top Performers got their
start at Sunburst. Many entertainers who have been in the
business for years come back year after year.
is the best day to showcase?
It really does not
matter which day you showcase. One day is no better than the
other. Agents will be there both days.
just come and pass out my business cards without registering?
No. Agents will
ONLY accept cards or promo packs from those with credentials (i.e.
Sunburst Name Badge). This is in reference to all of our events.
the Producer of Sunburst or his private company get any commision
from me when I am booked as a result of attending?
convention is for you. It's the same as anything else you do to
promote yourself. The producer will even follow up with you
after the convention to make sure you get the exposure you are paying
for. But, he takes NO COMMISSION by your attending. YOU
get booked directly.
been getting enough work on my own. I know the business very
well. Why should I attend?
If you would like more
work and would like to get to know dozens of agents from Vegas to
Orlando all at one time, a convention is the best place to be.
PLUS, it's more fun than you'll ever know. AND, there are new
agents and talent buyers every year who don't know who you are.
This is the perfect time to meet them in person.
AND, you'll meet new talent.....who always refer other talent.
Get known by those who don't know you! Even if you consider
yourself the very BEST at your celebrity impersonation, there are
lots of attendees at this convention who don't know who you are.
Get to know them personally.
understand Sunburst charges the general public for seeing my
showcase. Is this true?
no. We do charge a nominal fee for the public to see your
showcase. There is a reason for this. We spend a lot of
time, energy and money to get the general public in to "fill the
seats" so you are performing in front of a real audience.
Otherwise, you would be performing in front of other entertainers and
agents only. Generally, agents don't make the best of audiences
as they are concerned about business. So we charge just enough
to get some of our money back for getting them in there in the first
place. Now, for the "No" part. Many of our
audience members belong to "non-profit" organizations and
we allow them to attend at no charge. As a matter of fact, most
of the "general public" do not pay at all.
exactly do my registration fees go toward?
-Creation of Events,
planning, meetings with hotel staff and hours sending out invitations
to as many agents as possible.
lights, operators, video monitors, stage manager, pipe and drape,
convention room costs, video production, spotlight and operator,
screens, clear-com rentals, and etc .
-Meals: The only
meal will be the awards banquet on Saturday night.
-Promotion: Web site,
flyers, faxing, press releases, long distance phone calls, mailings,
etc., etc., etc. This takes a LOT of time.
-Printing Costs: ie.,
name tags, info sheets, awards, pens, ink cartridges, flyers,
-Show scheduling and organizing.
-Outrageous time spent
on the phone and replying to hundreds of emails.
-Salaries to some
-Web site server
charges and numerous hours updating .
-The opportunity to be
seen by many important industry professionals.
This is one of the
most fun and worthwhile times you will spend promoting your
career. It REALLY is more fun than you can imagine.